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Bears Rebecca & Sundance 2019

Bears Rebecca & Sundance 2019

I’ve been Sundancing for 7 years now and while this was a particularly strong year for the festival, it was not a strong year for genre films.

Other Worlds Goes to Sundance 2019

Other Worlds Goes to Sundance 2019

I never realize how much of a Texan I am until I get to Sundance and fill the 10-degree air on my face. The good news is most of the time I’m there, I’m in a warm theater watching some great films. Unfortunately, there was an equal lack of Science Fiction films at the festival this year.

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

I'm a social butterfly who loves raving about the fest and connecting people to something they wouldn't otherwise be aware of. It's not about who knew of it first...it's about sharing the experience.

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

This series is like four movies rolled into one: An adult mystery/cop procedural, a teen coming of age story, then a teen horror, and a summer kids film. Even so, here are some fun fan theories, some of my own, and a stinker.  

The Biggest Little Show on Earth

The Biggest Little Show on Earth

It was about three weeks ago when I first started watching my neighbor across the way. He looked like any other person in the neighborhood--maybe a little beardier than most--but a regular guy all the same. Normally, I wouldn’t have given him a second thought, only he crossed my sights more than the others.

They Can't Get Out

They Can't Get Out

As I got closer, I noticed he looked pretty rough. Greasy hair, dirty sweat-stained shirt, muddy work boots.  His face was gaunt and ashen.  His eyes were sunken but wild, like he hadn’t slept in days.  

“What can’t get out?”

He said nothing, just put down the hose, walked up to his door and held it open.

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

STAR WARS was a sacred cinematic experience from my childhood as I shared in this earlier blog post. How dare someone attempt to recreate or reimagine the epic? Oh, the sacrilegious injustice! I could only imagine the desecration of no to low-budget cinematography, editing, and special effects to the STAR WARS canon. 

Boy, was I proven wrong.

An Ewokian Recipe from Far, Far Away: FORCEJOADA

An Ewokian Recipe from Far, Far Away: FORCEJOADA

The following recipe has been translated into Galactic Basic from it’s native Ewokian and adapted to suit a more universal palat by Michael Thielvoldt, Editor-chef of Cooking Lightsaber Magazine and Film Programmer for Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival.

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

All Systems are a GO! -- Other Worlds Austin Day Zero with Sybil Danning

With the gala screening of BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, support for the Austin School of Film's free screenwriting workshop with writer Matt Lohr, an extra full day of programming, and SIX parties this year, the Other Worlds Austin team has fully launched into the maelstrom of bringing fabulous content and memorable experiences to our audience.

PARSEC says: Film Deadline and Badge Price Increase loom like weird rural branch art

PARSEC says: Film Deadline and Badge Price Increase loom like weird rural branch art

Parsec would also like to remind you that September 30th is the deadline for submitting films for this year’s Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, taking place December 1-4, 2016 at the Flix Brewhouse.

MonsterVisions of My Youth

MonsterVisions of My Youth

The real cornerstone of my youth was TNT’s MonsterVision, hosted by the brilliant Joe Bob Briggs (as portrayed by John Bloom.) He sat in front of a trailer set in a lawn chair and introduced that night's line up of films, which could be anything from an all-night FRIDAY THE 13TH marathon, to a John Carpenter double feature to a George Romero-themed lineup to even classics accepted by the public at large. He added such a sense of fun to watching these films, and obviously took a great sense of pride in hosting this series.